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04-27-2012 09:07 PM #1
Welcome to Baltimore Kelechi Osemele G Iowa StateProduction 1 "2007: Iowa State red shirted Osemele. 2008: (11/5) 2009: (13/13) 2010: (12/12) 2011: (13/13) "
Height-Weight-Speed 1 Average top-end speed for a guard prospect but it's above average for a player with such a good blend of height and weight. Long arms (35 7/8 inches)
Durability 2 "Injured left ankle during fall camp and missed time against Northern Iowa in the 2011 season opener. Reinjured ankle in the Texas game. However, a three-year starter that has stayed relatively healthy. "
Intangibles 1 "Pronunciation: oh-sem-AH-lee, kah-LETCH-ee. 2011 co-captain. 2007 Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year. Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll three times. "
1 = Exceptional2 = Above average3 = Average4 = Below average5 = Marginal
Offensive Guard Specific Traits
Pass Protection 2 "Lined up at left tackle at Iowa State but not a player teams should feel comfortable asking to protect blindside. Average initial quickness and explosive edge rushers can turn the corner working against him. Average hand fighter at this point and upper body technique needs work. However, moves well enough laterally and has enough balance to hold up at right tackle if needed. Flashes the ability to stay in front of defensive ends when they redirect or shoot inside. Best fit is at guard where he has the foot speed to hold up one-on-one. While a waist bender, massive and plays with a wide base so rarely gives ground to bull rushers. "
Run Blocking 2 Upper- and lower-body strength jump out on film. Engulfs and drives smaller defenders off the ball. Effective zone blocker when technique is sound but inconsistent in this area. Ducks head and lunges a little too much. Takes adequate angles to downfield blocks and can flat back linebackers with punch. Enough range to get around the corner and lead the way if asked to pull.
Awareness 2 Shows better awareness in pass protection than does as a run blocker. Keeps head on a swivel. Picks up line stunts and blitzes. Can get into position at second level and cut off backside as a run blocker but has some problems adjusting and locating assignment when the defensive front shifts at the snap of the ball. Doesn't always locate and pick up linebacker on combo blocks.
Toughness 3 Doesn't play every snap with the same sense of urgency and could be more aggressive in pass protection. Endurance is also a concern. Appears to wear down late in games but overall effort is above average and a mauler. Blocks through the whistle as a run blocker. Can bury defender and then get in his face. Above-average upper body strength (benched 225 32 times at the combine) and long arms make that number that much more impressive.
We obviously moved away from BPA on this pick. Though listed as a guard he played OT for Iowa State. Could play RT if they decide to move Oher.
04-27-2012 09:08 PM #2
Here is a Scout.Com/Aaron Wilson write-up on Osemele. http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=1...=6101759&fhn=1
Iowa State offensive guard Kelechi Osemele has visited the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and the Atlanta Falcons, according to a league source.
Osemele is a 6-foot-6, 333-pound four-year starter who turned in a solid Pro Day workout in front of 30 NFL teams, including Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson.
Osemele is a massive, aggressive blocker with athleticism who has earned All-Big 12 honors.
p Osemele has positional versatility, having played left tackle and right guard.
At the NFL scouting combine, he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.36 seconds, bench pressing 225 pounds 32 times with a 26 1/2 inch vertical leap, an 8-8 broad jmp, a 4.87 20-yard shuttle and a 7.91 three-cone drill.
He's regarded as a second-round draft target for several NFL teams.
For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com.
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04-27-2012 10:07 PM #5
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All about projection as a G. The ability and film says he should be able to make that transition and be a good G. Never know though.
04-27-2012 10:13 PM #6
Not a fan of this pick at all. There are lots of good guards. I guess they think this guy can play LT when they get rid of McKinnie after next year.
I would have LOVED LaMichael James to give us a truly explosive playmaker. I also would have liked the WR from LSU who went to the Giants. I think Anquan is getting a little long in the tooth.
04-27-2012 10:31 PM #7
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05-09-2012 07:54 PM #8
4 year deal carrollcountytimes.com